Situated in the south of Birmingham, Moseley Park is beautifully maintained gated greenspace. Once part of the Moseley Hall Estate, it was reopen as a pleasure garden in 1899 before eventually passing into the hands of the trust that manages it today.
This foraging course venue is easy to get to from Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Redditch, Stourbridge, West Bromwich, Coventry and Wolverhampton.
The park's historic past and more recent conservation projects offer lots of habits and species to discover, including full-flavoured greens, fruits and sometimes an edible mushroom or two.
On this foraging walk, you will discover how to identify some commonly growing foods to forage for, and hints on where to look. When we meet up, we will go through laws and safety points of foraging before heading out to discover the wild food in the area.
The course includes:
- an overview of foraging laws and safety
- exploration of the venue
- introduction to a number of edible species
- instruction on how to tell edible species apart from poisonous lookalikes
- tips on harvesting
- information on where to find these species again
- recipe ideas
- wild food treats to sample
- digital information sheet sent after the course
Samples of tasty wild food treats could include soups, pestos, salts, pickles, syrups, cordials, jams, jellies, leathers, vinegars, and preserves. All are 100% plant/fungi-based or have a 100% plant/fungi-based alternative
Participants must be aged 18 or over - sorry, no children under 18 or babes in arms on this course.
Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on the course
Exact meet-up location and further information sent two days before the course date
Terms and conditions can be found on www.foragingcoursecompany.co.uk
We cannot guarantee what wild edibles will be growing on our courses, such is the nature of foraging. However, as a rough guide of the seasons, spring is usually predominantly plants and perhaps some mushrooms; summer is usually plants, fruits and perhaps some mushrooms, and autumn is usually predominantly mushrooms with some plants, fruits and nuts